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Meaning and name origin

Lu \lu\ as a girl's name is of Old German, Latin and Old English origin, and the meaning of Lu is "famous warrior; light". Lu is a variant of Lou: short form of Louann. Also a variant of Louise (Old German): feminine of Louis; French version of Ludwig. Lu is also used as a variant of Lucy (Latin), Luella (Old English).


Lu is a very popular first name for females (#1758 out of 4276, Top 41%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#3207 out of 88799, Top 4%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Lu for girls. Lu reached its highest rank of #686 in the U.S. in 1950-1959. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lu name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lu outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Lu and its source forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Lucy (#62), Luella, Lu, Louise and Lou. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lou, Louise, Lu, Lucy, Luella in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Louise, Lucy outside U.S.

Similar Names

Lu is also pronounced similarly to La-, Lea, Lee and Lia. Other suggested similar baby names are Luz and Su. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lu.